Seattle, WA asked in Personal Injury, Insurance Bad Faith and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Is it legal for a landlord to have ones neighbors spy and follow them around. Neighbors who share walls document all?

I believe my landlord is colluding with my surrounding neighbors in order to gain information about the way I live so that they may navigate renters insurance the best way. For 6 months this has caused me extreme mental distress to the point where I tried to kill myself out of hopelessness and depression. I feel like I’m being monitored and backed into a corner and made to act a certain way to yield whatever results they want. My landlords have a lot of money and I fear they are using it to extort and legally burry me.

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Hard to see how someone else affects your renters insurance but nothing you have posted appears to be unlawful. Also is very hard to see why you would elect suicide over just moving elsewhere. You would likely be better served to focus your efforts on getting adequate counseling and care rather than worrying about what your neighbors or landlord think about you.

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